Harvest is in full swing at District Winery! We’ve received over 40 tons of grapes from our vineyard partners over the last few weeks – including everything from Grenache for our Dry Rosé, Pinot Gris for our Ramato, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, and more.
After arriving at our winery, the Grenache grapes were sorted and destemmed, then put directly into stainless steel tanks to prepare for fermentation. The Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat were gently pressed as whole clusters immediately upon arrival and then they also went into tanks to be fermented. These white wines will likely ferment nice and slowly for 20-30 days, while our reds range roughly between one to two weeks.
Speaking of red wines, the Grenache grapes we use for our Cuvée Noir (a red blend) are cold soaking prior to fermentation. As you can imagine, our tanks are pretty full these days!
But that’s not all we’ve got planned for this year’s harvest – we anticipate receiving Graciano and a little bit more Grenache, followed by Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Sangiovese.
Keep an eye on our social feeds to see behind the scenes when these grape deliveries arrive!